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RJ’s interview at Writer Groupie

I sat down in the midst of the holiday insanity of last December to Skype with Kim Smith, the charming hostess of the Writer Groupie Podcast, and talked about my favorite topic for 40 minutes: me. Specifically, she asked about … Continue reading

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RJ to be at Imaginarium 2015

Next weekend I’ll be attending the Second Annual Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY. Last year’s event was, quite simply, the most fun I had last year. With Seventh Star Press as a major organizer and several Speculative Fiction Guild authors … Continue reading

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RJ’s Post Imaginarium…uh…post

Here’s where I brag about what an awesome time I had, that you didn’t have, because you chose to do something other than go to Imaginarium in Louisville, KY, last weekend. Ready, here we go. With perfect weather and essentially … Continue reading

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RJ at Imaginarium: A Stalker’s Guide

This weekend is the first-ever Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY, a new reader- and writer-centric convention (in which Seventh Star Press is playing a starring role) darn well determined to be a mind-blowing experience or die trying. I’ll be in … Continue reading

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Inconjunction Recap

NOTE: due to preparations for last week’s all encompassing Blog Tour, this post-con report is two weeks late. Rarely have I been so excited about a convention, and I know I’ve never put in as much pre-planning into an event … Continue reading

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Writing Tips Continued: Changing your Point of View

Point of View, part 3 In Point of View Part 2, I touched upon the magic of writing your stories from a point of view character and how this can make your stories come to life. (If you don’t remember, … Continue reading

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Writing Tips Continued: Person or persons defined

After a too-long break, I’m finally continuing on with my writing tips series of articles. Specifically, it’s time to continue with the point of view discussion. First of all, if you don’t know this series (and you might not, as … Continue reading

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Point of View, part 1

Why it’s so much better to have one With apologies to new writers I have worked with through the years, I’m going to create my own version of the sort of early samples I read from beginning storytellers who have … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone

A look at gerunds. We’ll conclude my trilogy of common words and phrases a new writer needs to eliminate by taking a look…er…with a quick look at gerunds, otherwise known as those pesky “i-n-g verbs.” In a nutshell, gerunds are … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be–with apologies to Hamlet

The first of a new series on prose fiction do’s and don’ts for new writers. The passive verb, the state of being, that is, those words your grammar teacher taught you: am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had–and for … Continue reading

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